ACP Best of Show

The ACP Best of Show contest is available to all student media outlets with students attending the convention.

Bring your newspaper, yearbook, magazine, website URL or broadcast URL to the Best of Show desk by 2 p.m. Friday to enter. Winners will be announced after Sunday’s closing keynote, beginning at 11 a.m.

The contest is $20 for ACP members and $30 for nonmembers. The new advertising contests are $20 for ACP or CMBAM members and $30 for nonmembers.

Starting at this year’s convention, six advertising categories have been added to the Best of Show competition. The new advertising categories are co-sponsored by College Media Business and Advertising Managers.

ACP Best of Show Contests

$20 for ACP members, $30 nonmembers

1. Broadcast News Story: Demonstrates broadcast news-gathering and reporting skills. Produced and aired the current school year (after June 30, 2019) on a student media website or television station. Submitted by URL. One entry per student media outlet.

2. Feature Magazine: Submit most recent print issue.

3. Literary Arts Magazine: Submit most recent print issue.

4. Multimedia Package: Storytelling using multimedia techniques including interactive graphics, Flash, photography, audio and video. Text with still images on a webpage is not multimedia storytelling. Published from the current school year (after June 30, 2019) on a student media website. Submitted by URL. One entry per student media website.

5. Newspaper (two-year campus, any frequency): Submit one print issue from the current school year (after June 30, 2019)

6. Newspaper (four-year campus, less than weekly): Submit one print issue from the current school year (after June 30, 2019)

7. Newspaper (four-year campus, weekly): Submit one print issue from the current school year (after June 30, 2019)

8. Newspaper (four-year campus, more than weekly): Submit one print issue issue from the current school year (after June 30, 2019)

9. Newspaper Special Edition <Editorial>: 

A special editorial edition/section of the newspaper providing readers with an in-depth look into a relevant, timely and often complex topic. This is an editorial product. A special edition might include commemorative events, anniversaries, sports championships, retirements, installations of new college presidents; however, the best entries will focus on contemporary collegiate issues. Not eligible: Back-to-school, homecoming, orientation, welcome back editions, housing guides and “best of” publications. A center spread is not considered a special edition. Submit one print issue published since June 30, 2019.

10. Website (two-year campus): Submit URL.

11. Website (four-year campus with 10,000 students or less): Submit URL.

12. Website (four-year campus with more than 10,000 students): Submit URL.

13. Yearbook (1-299 pages): Submit 2018-19 print volume

14. Yearbook (300+ pages): Submit 2018-19 print volume

NEW | ACP/CMBAM Best of Show Contests

$20 for ACP or CMBAM members, $30 nonmembers

15. Print advertisement: Designed by student(s) for a client and published in a student media print publication from the current school year (after June 30, 2019). Submit print tear sheet from the publication.

16. Online advertisement: Designed by student(s) for a client and published on a student media website during the current school year (after June 30, 2019). Submit URL.

17. Video advertisement: Produced by student(s) for a client and aired on student media during the current school year (after June 30, 2019). Submit URL.

18. Audio advertisement: Produced by student(s) for a client and aired on student media during the current school year (after June 30, 2019). Submit URL.

19. Rate Card: Designed by student(s) for a student media operation. Submit print, PDF or URL.

20. Newspaper Special Section <Advertising>: A special advertising edition/section of the newspaper designed to generate revenue and provide sponsored feature content. Options include back-to-school, homecoming, orientation, welcome-back editions, holiday gift guides, fashion, housing guides and “best of” publications. A center spread is not considered a special edition. Submit one print issue published since June 30, 2019.